Ryan Newman bested Dale Earnhardt Jr's time late in qualifying to win the Bud Pole Award for Sunday's Autism Speaks 400 at the Monster Mile. Newman was clocked at 152.387 mph. Earnhardt Jr. settled for 2nd, timing in at 152.387 mph.
It is Newman's second consecutive pole and his third of the season.
Bobby Labonte, Kasey Kahne and Carl Edwards rounded out the top 5.
Making only his second race of the season this year is Michael Waltrip who is starting in the 23rd spot.